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  • Wisconsin 2022 Elk Season Application Deadline May 31 May 10, 2022
    MADISON, Wis. – The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) reminds hunters that the application period for the 2022 elk hunt is open through May 31. Following several successfully managed Wisconsin elk hunts, the DNR is planning the fifth elk hunt in state history this fall. Wisconsin’s northern elk herd population, centered around Clam Lake, […]
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  • North Dakota Deer Season Set May 7, 2022
    North Dakota’s 2022 deer season is set, with 64,200 licenses available to hunters, down 8,000 from last year. In total, any-antlered licenses decreased by 150 from last year, any-antlerless by 350, antlered whitetail by 4,150, and antlerless whitetail by 3,700. Antlered mule deer licensed remained the same, and antlerless mule deer licenses increased by 350. […]
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  • LDWF to Hold Public Hearings on CWD Notice of Intent May 5, 2022
    The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) will conduct informational public hearings May 27 in Winnsboro and May 28 in St. Joseph on a notice of intent (NOI) that bans supplemental feeding and cervid carcass export from the Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) control area, which includes Franklin, Madison and Tensas parishes. The action is […]
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  • MDC reports final CWD results for 2021 deer season April 28, 2022
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) reports that it sampled and tested more than 32,000 deer for chronic wasting disease (CWD) between July 2021 and April 2022. Of the more than 32,000 deer sampled, 86 tested positive for CWD. Those deer bring the total number of CWD cases found in the […]
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  • Reductions to deer tags for some Heppner, Interstate, Starkey hunts April 28, 2022
    SALEM, Ore. — Tag numbers for four controlled deer hunts are being reduced for the 2022 hunting season from what appears in the Oregon Big Game Regulations. The hunts impacted are: Heppner Unit #1 (hunt #148) –2,610 tags will be available (down from 2,860) Starkey Experimental Forest(#152B) – Zero tags available in 2022 (down from […]
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  • Apply for an Arkansas elk hunting permit beginning May 1 April 28, 2022
    LITTLE ROCK – The application period for Arkansas’s public land elk hunting permits is open from 8 a.m., May 1 until 11:59 p.m. June 1. Hunters interested in pursuing Arkansas’s largest big-game animal can apply beginning May 1 at https://ar-web.s3licensing.com and select the Special Hunt Applications button to begin the process. Eighteen public land elk […]
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  • Delaware Deer Harvest Announced for 2021/22 Hunting Season April 27, 2022
    Delaware hunters reported harvesting 15,383 deer during the 2021/22 hunting season, the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control announced today. The harvest was 10.9% lower than the 2020/21 record harvest of 17,265 deer, but marked the ninth consecutive year that the Delaware harvest exceeded 14,000 deer. The smaller harvest could be attributable to […]
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  • Wyoming elk hunters submitted 815 brucellosis samples in 2021 April 24, 2022
    Cheyenne – Hunters submitted 815 usable blood samples from their elk harvested during the 2021 hunting season to aid the Wyoming Game and Fish Department with monitoring brucellosis. The samples from bulls, cows and calves help Game and Fish monitor the disease. Brucellosis is only found in the northwestern corner of Wyoming, but the department […]
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  • FWP fixing error in drawing process for elk permits April 17, 2022
    HELENA – After deer and elk permits were drawn Thursday, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks uncovered an error in the drawing process affecting less than three percent of applications across the state in 10 hunting districts. This year the Fish and Wildlife Commission changed several elk hunting districts to “first and only choice” for applications, […]
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  • Texas Managed Lands Deer Program Enrollment is Now Open April 16, 2022
    AUSTIN – Enrollment in the Managed Lands Deer Program (MLDP) is now open for the 2022-23 hunting season. Open enrollment for the MLDP Conservation Option runs from April 2 through June 15 this year while the Harvest Option opens May 1 and runs through Sept. 1. Fees are charged for each enrollment option. Enrollments and […]
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  • Michigan deer seasons included 25 CWD positive deer April 14, 2022
    Though Michigan’s 2021 deer hunting seasons ended in late January 2022, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources is continuing to accept feedback from hunters about their experiences. Hunter harvest surveys have been sent to a random sample of the state’s deer hunters. In addition, hunters can take a brief online survey. Final harvest survey results […]
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  • Wildlife Commission Announces First CWD-Positive Deer in North Carolina April 3, 2022
    RALEIGH, N.C. – Officials with the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission announced today that a sample collected from a hunter-harvested, white-tailed deer in Yadkin County has tested positive for Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD). This is the first case of CWD detected in North Carolina’s deer herd and was confirmed by the National Veterinary Services Laboratory in […]
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  • MDC offering deer scouting program April 21 in Ashland March 30, 2022
    ASHLAND, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) invites new and experienced deer hunters to a program on scouting for deer on April 21 from 5-7 p.m. at the MDC Charles Green Conservation Area, 5611 E. Minor Hill Road in Ashland. Many top deer hunters scout for deer throughout all seasons – including winter […]
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  • Illinois Deer Classic In April March 29, 2022
    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Natural Resources will offer on-site license and permit sales, safety education class schedules, harvest pin sales and more at the Illinois Deer Classic at the Peoria Civic Center April 1-3. IDNR staff will offer the following services at its booth: Hunting, fishing and trapping license sales Stamp and over-the-counter […]
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  • Game and Fish Commission supports innovative mule deer project March 27, 2022
    Cheyenne – The Wyoming Game and Fish Commission met this week in Cody for its March meeting. The Commission elected Ken Roberts, representing District #3 — Uinta, Lincoln, Sublette and Teton counties — as president. Ralph Brokaw from District #2 — Sweetwater, Carbon, and Albany counties — will serve as vice president. Commissioners serve one […]
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